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Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:08:34 PM »
Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
By Walter Alibey ((T&T Guardian)


Three international friendly football matches against Gambia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and El Salvador are before the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee of the T&T Football Association for acceptance.

National coach Angus Eve said the matches were part of developments made from the country's recent participation at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in which the Soca Warriors reached the group phase but failed to progress to the quarterfinals stage.

Under Eve, the T&T team exceeded expectations by defeating both Montserrat and French Guiana in the Gold Cup qualifiers, and later in Group A of the Gold Cup, they held giants Mexico to a goalless draw, lost to El Salvador 0-2 and drew 1-1 with Guatemala to conclude the group with two points, needing a minimum of five to advance.

The results came soon after the country failed to get past the opening round of the World Cup Qualifiers, despite being placed in a group with Guyana, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and St Kitts/Nevis. However, Eve's team has been praised for their performances and has received numerous calls from admirers across the globe.

On Tuesday Eve said that he received a call from Tom Saintfiet, the sacked T&T coach back in 2017, for an international friendly game: "Tom Saintfiet is now coaching Gambia and he reached out, wanting a game because it's the first time they have qualified for the African Nations Cup in January and he wants us to give him a game in November. UAE has also reached out and also El Salvador. Those are the three teams that want matches to help with their programmes," Eve said.

The El Salvadorians, are coached by former United States standout Hugo Perez, who guided his team to a 2-0 triumph over the Soca Warriors in Texas, USA in July.

The matches are scheduled to take place in September, October and November this year, but it is uncertain if Eve, the coach who is at the centre of the team's successes will be still there as the coach when the matches come around.

Eve's temporary contract will end on August 31, and the normalisation committee which is led by businessman Robert Hadad, who is the chairman, will begin the process of selecting a new coach for the men's team.

Eve told Guardian Media Sports that whether he is there as the coach or not, he is proposing that the matches are accepted, as it will give the T&T coach, whoever it will be, a good chance at development. Eve is determined to leave the team in a better position than when he got it in June before the Gold Cup.

Eve was appointed on June 12 and had just over two weeks to prepare the team before its first game on July 2 against Montserrat.

Should the match be accepted, arrangements will have to be made on whether they can be held in T&T or abroad.

It has been more than four years since the country has had an international match on local soil, partly because of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has forced matches with Guyana and St Kitts/Nevis from being played here in March and June respectively when the government implemented the Public Health Ordinance to protect the citizens of T&T.

Eve said from a government policy standpoint, it will be difficult to have the matches played on local soil due to the restrictions, but made it clear he will welcome having the matches, if he is retained as coach, to end off the year with matches that will satisfy the starvation of the public to see its team in action once again.
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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 05:29:53 AM »

They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 09:23:02 AM »

They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

Sando, I don't see your point here. You know we need match practice badly. These games are not tournament games. We not in any competition. We need to play as much games as possible, especially the local crew.

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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2021, 01:53:38 PM »

They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

Sando, I don't see your point here. You know we need match practice badly. These games are not tournament games. We not in any competition. We need to play as much games as possible, especially the local crew.

Regardless how you want to spin and twist it. My point is we NOT going to win if we play the same way we played in the Gold Cup. It could be a friendly, a fete match, a game in your mother backyard, or a championship game. Same result in the end. What you don't get again?


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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2021, 06:03:05 PM »
I will be extremely disappointed if angus cements his spot as head coach, which would just be another episode of the russel latapy/ Dennis lawrence charade IMO. so just spend the money and get yourself a solid experienced coach and stop taking short cuts for christ sake, do we ever get tired of making the same mistakes over and over again?

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2021, 07:36:38 PM »

No Old stones we do not get tired of making the same mistakes. What is your next question?

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2021, 11:04:05 PM »

They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

Sando, I don't see your point here. You know we need match practice badly. These games are not tournament games. We not in any competition. We need to play as much games as possible, especially the local crew.

Regardless how you want to spin and twist it. My point is we NOT going to win if we play the same way we played in the Gold Cup. It could be a friendly, a fete match, a game in your mother backyard, or a championship game. Same result in the end. What you don't get again?



You still not making sense.

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2021, 04:56:14 AM »

[/quote]

They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

Sando, I don't see your point here. You know we need match practice badly. These games are not tournament games. We not in any competition. We need to play as much games as possible, especially the local crew.

Regardless how you want to spin and twist it. My point is we NOT going to win if we play the same way we played in the Gold Cup. It could be a friendly, a fete match, a game in your mother backyard, or a championship game. Same result in the end. What you don't get again?



You still not making sense.

If that is the best response you have Deeks   :D

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2021, 08:20:58 AM »


They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

Sando, I don't see your point here. You know we need match practice badly. These games are not tournament games. We not in any competition. We need to play as much games as possible, especially the local crew.

Regardless how you want to spin and twist it. My point is we NOT going to win if we play the same way we played in the Gold Cup. It could be a friendly, a fete match, a game in your mother backyard, or a championship game. Same result in the end. What you don't get again?



You still not making sense.

If that is the best response you have Deeks   :D
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Whether or not Angus is the coach, the team needs to play as much friendlies as possible. I would love for who ever the coach is, to select mostly U-23 players from now on. Losing the game is one thing. How they play in a losing effort is more important to me at this moment.

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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2021, 08:35:04 AM »
Whether or not Angus is the coach, the team needs to play as much friendlies as possible. I would love for who ever the coach is, to select mostly U-23 players from now on. Losing the game is one thing. How they play in a losing effort is more important to me at this moment.

Where we getting these U-23 players from?
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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2021, 10:43:39 AM »

They will not win any of these matches if they play the same way they played in the Gold Cup. No sense of how to put together chances to score goals but instead packing your half of the field to defend most of the game will not work.

Sando, I don't see your point here. You know we need match practice badly. These games are not tournament games. We not in any competition. We need to play as much games as possible, especially the local crew.

Regardless how you want to spin and twist it. My point is we NOT going to win if we play the same way we played in the Gold Cup. It could be a friendly, a fete match, a game in your mother backyard, or a championship game. Same result in the end. What you don't get again?



You still not making sense.

 :rotfl:

We hadda play. We hadda play. We hadda play.
We still ranked outside 100 in the rankings.
We not match fit.
Still questions on players, formations, tactics.

We need to play and take these games very seriously.
Imagine we get stuck and canít make it out the Concacaf Second Division next year. Lord.

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Re: Soca Warriors get offers to play Gambia, UAE, El Salvador
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2021, 01:58:51 PM »
Tall man, Garcia, Papi Emmanuel, the yuteman from Watford, Sadoo, etc.

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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2021, 07:12:53 AM »
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